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Between The Lines Columnist
Microsoft Fights Flame Malware With Certificate Killer


By Mathew J. Schwartz


Flame malware spoofed a Microsoft digital certificate to automatically install itself on targeted PCs, leading Microsoft to tweak Windows to receive a daily update listing untrusted certificates.


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Nokia At Risk Of Joining RIM And Palm




Watching Nokia slowly fall from the leadership role in the mobile industry is gut-wrenching. The company is at real risk of becoming a has-been like Palm.



Windows 8 Tablets: Will The Price Be Right?




Microsoft's new OS is right for our connected times, but the company's business model may make it tough for Win8 partners to compete with Android and even iOS tablets.



Microsoft Rumored To Acquire Yammer




If the stories are true, Microsoft could pay more than $1 billion, recognizing the value of Yammer's cloud social network compared to more SharePoint-centric products like NewsGator Social Sites.



10 Windows Ultrabooks: Not Just For SMBs




Can an ultrabook offer your small- to medium-size business more than a MacBook Air or a tablet can? Take a look at the slim new laptops coming from Lenovo, Sony, Asus, and others.



MapR's Hadoop Platform Hits Amazon




New multi-tenancy feature in 2.0 version of Hadoop distribution lets Amazon offer MapR as part of its Elastic MapReduce (EMR) service.


4 Elite CIOs Share Lessons



Four top CIOs recently explored IT trends at an event for academics, who must figure out how to educate the next generation of IT leaders.


Cisco Describes SDN Strategy, Sets Industry Back 10 Years



Cisco says forget about SDN and separate data and control planes, it's about programmability.


QUOTE OF THE DAY

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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Windows 8 Vs. The World

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7 Basic Principles of an Archiving Project

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Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations


Cloud or Premise Based Contact Center -- Which is Right for You?


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REPORTS & WHITEPAPERS

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Windows 8 Vs. The World


Microsoft's ambitious new OS tackles servers, PCs, and mobile devices. On the server side, we dig into the latest offering: Microsoft has boosted the capabilities of Hyper-V, streamlined management, and made other changes that IT will appreciate.


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Understanding Private Cloud Stacks


Private clouds are more than a trendy buzzword--they represent Virtualization 2.0. For IT organizations willing to dispense with traditional application hosting models, a plethora of pure cloud software options beckons. Our report explains what's available.


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What are the basic principles for planning a successful archiving project? Companies worldwide are affirming the value of enterprise data management and database archiving as a best practice. Download this white paper to learn about the seven basic principles that can make your archiving project a success.

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MOST POPULAR NEWS


Apple WWDC: 17 Cool Innovations



Apple unveiled useful tweaks and new ideas at its Worldwide Developer Conference. Take a peek at our favorites, from MacBook Pro to iOS 6.



Top Vacation Spots For Geeks



Anyone can head for the beach, but if space flight, astronomy, or science fiction/fantasy movies (Lord of The Rings, anyone?) mean anything to you, try these destinations instead.



What iOS 6 Says About Mobile Fragmentation



Some of the best features of iOS 6 won't work on older iOS hardware. The same issue is true for other mobile platforms and new software. Is fragmentation inevitable?



3 Mobile Trends SMBs Might Be Missing



There's a gap between small and midsize businesses when it comes capitalizing on mobile--but forward-thinking firms can still reap advantages.



SAP Swallows Sybase, CEO John Chen's Role Uncertain



Sybase will be an SAP brand, not a separate subsidiary, in an integration that eliminates the longtime Sybase CEO's current role.

 



SLIDESHOWS



10 Windows Ultrabooks: Not Just For SMBs



Can an ultrabook offer your small- to medium-size business more than a MacBook Air or a tablet can? Take a look at the slim new laptops coming from Lenovo, Sony, Asus, and others.
 

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VIDEOS

Proton Media's Immersive Enterprise Collaboration

In 3DAs enterprise organizations try to solve the collaboration problem, Proton Media comes to the rescue with ProtoSphere, an immersive, 3D environment that ties itself to the Microsoft stack (Lync, Outlook, Sharepoint) for a unique experience.  

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WEBCASTS


Cloud or Premise Based Contact Center -- Which is Right for You?



No model is one-size-fits-all, so this webcast will analyze the different deployment options -- from premises to cloud and in-between -- to help you identify which technology makes the most sense for your needs. It happens Thursday, June 13, 2012



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RESOURCES AND EVENTS

Virtual Event: Big Data Analytics



At our interactive InformationWeek Virtual Event, experts and solution providers will offer detailed insight into how to put big data to use in ad hoc analyses, what-if scenario planning, customer sentiment analysis, and the building of highly accurate data models to drive better predictions about fraud, risk, and customer behavior.


It happens June 28


InformationWeek 2012 Windows 8 Survey



InformationWeek is conducting a survey on Windows 8 adoption. Upon completion of our survey, you will be eligible to enter a drawing to receive an 16-GB Apple iPad.


Survey ends June 15


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